After a combined 11 seasons of cleaning up other people’s messes, Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating will finally join forces in a Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder crossover episode, Deadline reports. Fans of both shows might think it’s about time, as the two Shonda Rhimes-imagined protagonists have much in common, namely their strong personalities, advanced level of multi-tasking, and love of red wine. Perhaps they’ll be clinking glasses soon.
While it’s unknown at this time when exactly the episode will air or what the premise of it will be, it appears that filming is already underway as both Kerry Washington and Viola Davis have shared pictures of themselves on set, leaving their followers guessing at the context. “Hey Ms @violadavis ❤️ check it out,” wrote Washington in the caption of a photo posted to Instagram that showed her sitting on a bench in Keating’s courthouse hallway. “This spot look familiar?! Where are you?”
Meanwhile, Davis shared a photo of herself posted up in front of President Fitzgerald Grant III’s desk in the Oval Office. “Hey @KerryWashington, guess where I am?!,” she wrote in the caption on Twitter.
New episodes of both Scandal, which is in its last and seventh season, and the fourth season of How to Get Away With Murder won’t air until January 18 so it may not be long until more details of the crossover episode are revealed.
A crossover episode isn’t the only thing actresses Washington and Davis have in common. Last year, it was revealed that both ABC stars inked a contract with the network to develop new projects with their respective companies Simpson Street and JuVee Productions, which Davis co-runs with Julius Tennon. “I believe strongly in the importance of having a seat at the table which makes starting this production company thrilling for me,” Washington said in a statement according to IndieWire at the time. “It’s an honor to be at a point in my career when I can help generate projects that that are exciting, necessary, and truly reflect the world around us,” Washington said in a statement. “I’m grateful to be on this journey with ABC, a network that remains unparalleled in its commitment to inclusive storytelling.”
Academy Award Winner’s Viola Davis’s Bold, Primary-Hued Style Evolution
Viola Davis arrives at the premiere screening of Law Abiding Citizen in 2009 wearing a shocking pink mini dress.
Lime green is not a typical hue for a major awards show, but Davis made it work for the 64th Annual Tony Awards.
Another green moment for Davis arrives at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala in 2011.
Davis attendded the The Academy’s 3rd Annual Governors Award Dinner in 2011 in gilded white.
A vision in red, Davis attends the 17th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards at Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012.
At the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards in 2012, Davis wore a gorgeous emerald green gown.
Showing off her legs in caped burgundy, Davis arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2012.
With a stunning jade dress at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, Davis kept her beauty look natural.
Davis channeled a Grecian goddess at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Davis arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2013 in one-shouldered turquoise.
Yellow but most certainly not mellow at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards in 2013.
ZIg-zagging in electric blue, Davis arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Ender’s Game in 2013.
Another Academy Awards red carpet, another jaw-dropping green gown, here in 2014.
A feminine and flirty look for a premiere screening of her hit television show How To Get Away With Murder.
A dramatic crimson moment at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2015.
Davis attends TNT’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in a white halter gown.
Taking home the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award for How to Get Away With Murder, Davis steps out in a rare print.
Davis arrives at the The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in a stunning beaded turquoise moment.
Opting for a jumpsuit over the classic gown, Davis arrives at the 10th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party.
Contrasting blue stripes make for a statement moment at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards.
To take home her Best Supporting Actress award, Davis chose a scarlet gown by Armani.
Viola Davis attends the Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City.
Viola Davis attends the Disney ABC Television Group TCA summer press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.